Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Material: Team Pudley


* Volume and space are closely related in that volume is traditionally defined as the amount of space an object occupies in three-dimensions

* In cities, the interrelationship and sequential experience of spatial typologies play a strong role as building volumes interact with their surroundings to shape new spaces

* The relationship between positive and negative, mass and void, edge and open space is particularly important in the urban landscape

* Volume could refer to the quantitative aspects of a space, such as the volume of traffic and pedestrian activity

* Volume and space engage one another in a state of flux; the relationship between the two is fluid and continually evolving


* Defining edge conditions: urban to suburban, interior to exterior, sidewalk to street, public to private, individual to group to society, poverty to wealth

* Streets and other systems form the framework for activities within a city; buildings are contained within blocks as defined by streets, which also serve to unite the fabric of the city

* Framing activity is also an important role of the urban space: parks provide a setting for social interaction and people-watching, campuses offer a place for intellectual exchange, downtown districts provide a location for business by day and culture by night


* Texture and sound are the most direct means of transferring information about the city to the urban user; they are the qualitative informers of the urban space

* Layers of the city are built up and revealed through the overlap and coincidence of texture and materiality: earth, foundation, structure, skin, society

* Texture and sound are particularly related in that the interplay between the two can allow for a heightening of the user's experience on multiple levels

* Sound and texture are continuously changing, adding new layers of information to the urban experience in an unbroken stream

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